Santana's Greatest Hits

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Santana
Released July 1974
Recorded May 1969 - July 1971
Genre Rock en español, jazz fusion, blues-rock
Length 34:31
Label CBS
Producer Santana
Santana chronology
Santana's Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[4]

Santana's Greatest Hits is a 1974 compilation album by Santana. It offers highlights from the group's first three albums. It is the band's best-selling compilation album, after Ultimate Santana, selling over 7 million copies in the U.S. alone while selling more than 8 million records worldwide.[citation needed]

Three of the tracks are the edited single versions, as annotated below.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Evil Ways" (Single version) (Clarence "Sonny" Henry) (from Santana, 1969) - 3:00
  2. "Jingo" (Babatunde Olatunji) from Santana - 2:44
  3. "Hope You're Feeling Better" (Gregg Rolie) (from Abraxas, 1970) - 4:11
  4. "Samba Pa Ti" (Carlos Santana) (from Abraxas) - 4:47
  5. "Persuasion" (Single version) (Santana, Rolie, José Areas, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, Michael Carabello) (from Santana) - 2:34
  6. "Black Magic Woman" (Single version) (Peter Green) (from Abraxas) - 3:17
  7. "Oye Como Va" (Tito Puente) (from Abraxas) 4:19
  8. "Everything's Coming Our Way" (Santana) (from Santana III, 1971) - 3:16
  9. "Se a Cabó" (Areas) (from Abraxas) - 2:51
  10. "Everybody's Everything" (Santana, Tyrone Moss, Brown) (from Santana III) - 3:31

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Santana's Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: Santana: Santana's Greatest Hits". Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Bob (19 December 1974). "Santana: Greatest Hits : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Santana – Santana's Greatest Hits". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Carlos Santana; 'Santanas Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Greatest Hits in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Santana_s Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH